Climbing Access & Stewardship Committee Interest Form

If you are interested in volunteering as a member of the organization-wide Climbing Access & Stewardship Committee, fill out this form and we will forward it to the volunteer committee chair so they can review it and respond. This committee invites a total of 7 new members to join annually for a 2-year term.

The Climbing Access & Stewardship Committee (ASC) will take inventory of our annual footprint in all climbing areas, particularly high-use climbing areas, and make recommendations to minimize our footprint where feasible. This may include a reduction in maximum party size in some of the most popular climbing areas. It may also include working with the Curriculum Committee to add low impact recreation training components where needed. The ASC will also work in partnership with land managers and organizations like Washington Climbers Coalition and the Access Fund to identify and execute on stewardship needs at our crags and alpine environments. The ASC will work to stay apprised of current issues in public lands in our region, poised to build a strong, informed coalition among our members and partners to protect the conservation of and access to our climbing areas. Additionally, the ASC will partner with organizations like the Access Fund and Washington Climbers Coalition to identify potential new climbing areas, work with land managers for access, and develop those areas with the human power of our climbing members.

Thank you for your interest!

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Are you a current Mountaineers member? Ultimately, you will have to set up a profile in our system so that you can sign our waiver and participate in activities with us.

Are you at least 18 years old?

Are you willing and able to travel to visit climbing sites or meet with partner organizations to assess, steward and advocate for climbing areas?

Are you willing and able to take an active leadership role in stewardship and advocacy projects related to our climbing areas?

Are you willing to be an active liaison between your branch's Climbing Committee and the Climbing Access & Stewardship Committee?

Thank you for your interest in the Climbing Access & Stewardship Committee! We will forward your application on to the committee chair and staff representative, who will review it and get in touch with you. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at